Christ taught more about money than about heaven and hell combined.
Nothing is a more accurate indicator of a person’s spiritual condition than their attitude toward money..
- You need to save the right treasure – Vs. 19 –
The location of your treasure will determine its long term value. Does your heart reflect kingdom priorities?
. Earthly – negative 1 Timothy 6:7, Luke 12:13-21, Proverbs 23:4-5, James 5:1-3
. Moth, rust, steal
. Heavenly – Positive
. Reward: Persecution (5:44), love your enemy (5:46), prayer (6:4), fasting (6:16)
- Sustain the right vision – Vs. 22
- Serve the right master – Vs. 24
Either God is served with a single devotion or He is not served at all.
Where riches hold the dominion of the heart God has lost His authority. John Calvin